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Judicial Interns

The law student and judicial intern experience in the time of COVID-19

October 22, 2020

Briana Singson is a rising 2L matriculating into the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. She is a current judicial intern through the Judicial Internship Opportunity Program (JIOP) with the Honorable Judge Virginia M. Kendall of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The onset of

Bob Carlson

Bob Carlson's blueprint for his year as ABA president

August 07, 2018

All ABA presidents are sworn to follow the policies of our Association, adopted by our House of Delegates. We value due process and democratic input with the consensus of state and local bar associations from every state, plus specialty bar associations and the ABA’s full range of expertise from all our sections and divisions. Yes, we are driven by ideology, but let’s be clear what our ideology is.

Judiciary Internship

Learn with the judges with the Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project

December 11, 2017

The Committee on Judicial Resources for the United States Judicial Conference and Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization are accepting applications for its 7th annual Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project for Summer 2018. The deadline is Jan. 10, 2018 at 5 p.m. The project's goal is to provide


Be the new face of the judiciary with a JIOP internship

September 13, 2017

Whatcha got planned for Summer 2018, 1Ls and 2Ls? How about hanging with a judge? The American Bar Association Section of Litigation will begin accepting applications for its summer 2018 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) on Nov. 6 for second-year law students. Applications for first-year law students will be accepted

Council of Appellate Lawyers

Interested in appellate work? Work with the Council of Appellate Lawyers

May 25, 2017

If you have an interest in appellate litigation, serving as a student liaison for the ABA's Council of Appellate Lawyers (CAL) – the only national appellate bench-bar organization in the country – can be an invaluable experience. Serving as a student liaison for CAL provides unique networking, programming, and

The Gavel Gap

The Gavel Gap: A lack of inclusion in the judiciary

September 06, 2016

Like so many other students, when I stepped onto campus the first day of law school, I was eager to learn how to think like a lawyer.  To gain insight into this structure and system that guides so many areas of American life with the goal of using this privilege

Webinar: Demystifying judicial clerkships

Webinar: Demystifying judicial clerkships

December 02, 2015

Securing and preparing for a federal clerkship can be a daunting task for even the best law students. How do you stand out in the application stacks?  What are judges looking for in applicants?  What should you expect during an interview? Should you being taking a specific class? "Demystifying the Judicial

Should Lawyers Contribute to Judicial Campaigns?

October 01, 2012

Whether electing judges is a good idea at all is a topic being hotly debated in legal circles right now. Election campaigns require money, and there is some doubt that even the best-intentioned judges can resist the basic human impulse to respond to a “favor” (like a campaign